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Donor Stories

  • Erna Heinrichs
    Erna Heinrichs
    Forever grateful to those who had once supported her and her family, Erna Heinrichs decided to pay it forward so future generations can benefit from Wisconsin Public Television.
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  • Warren Dorn and Barbara Liles
    Warren Dorn and Barbara Liles
    Warren and Barbara have been inspired by many public television programs and decided to include WPT in their estate plans to reflect their passions, values, and goals.
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  • Adah Sorensen
    Adah Sorensen
    Adah had great passion for the arts and drama and loved Wisconsin Public Television. Because of her generosity, her beloved programs will continue for years to come.
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  • James Fluck
    James Fluck
    Ellen Fluck's son James takes pride in knowing that his mother planted seeds to benefit future generations, in more ways than one.
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  • Nancy Newell Moore
    Nancy Newell Moore
    Music is what drew her in, but Nancy's commitment to lifelong learning inspired her to join the Heritage Society.
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  • Ron and Carol
    Ron and Carol
    Ron and Carol take pride in the programming created by Wisconsin Public Television. By joining the Heritage Society and giving back to their community, they ensure this programming can be enjoyed by others.
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  • Joe and Jeanne Silverberg
    Joe and Jeanne Silverberg
    Together, Joe and Jeanne have watched and learned from WPT for many years. They wanted to include this important part of their lives in the legacy they leave behind.
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Gift Examples

  • Bequests
    Joe and Anna have been faithful supporters of our organization over the years. Both of them strongly believe that it is important to support and encourage our mission.
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  • Tax-Free Sale
    Howard and Lynn were age 55 when they purchased some land outside of town, and they thought it would be a good investment that they could later sell.
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  • Fixed Income for Retirement
    After working for decades as a pediatrician in a small rural town, Patricia was ready to retire.
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  • Peace of Mind Gift Annuity
    Many years ago, Clara bought a home. Since she was so pleased with the home, she decided to buy stock in the company that built it.
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  • Sale and Unitrust
    Gene and Carol purchased stock in a small medical service company several years ago. Now, Gene and Carol are looking for a way to save taxes.
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  • The Retirement Unitrust
    Mary grew up on a farm. When her parents passed away, she inherited the farm. Now, several developers would like to build homes on the farmland.
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  • Part Gift and Part Sale
    Susan and Kevin bought their first home many years ago. They had planned to build a second home so that their children could spend their summers along the lake.
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  • Current Gifts
    As is the case with many families, there are times each year when Jim and Sharon focus their attention on gift giving.
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  • Deferred Gift Annuity
    Several years ago Larry and Allison invested $30,000 in what they believed to be an attractive stock. It turned out to be a very wise decision.
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  • Leading for the Future
    Luke and Candice spent many years volunteering and supporting their favorite charity. They wanted to give back in a way that would help fulfill its mission.
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  • Give it Twice Trust
    While visiting the Wills Planner on her favorite charity's website, June, a surviving spouse, came across the idea of a Give it Twice Trust.
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  • Providing for Our Children's Future
    Joe and Kathy worked for years building their nest egg for retirement. They also want to provide for their children.
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